The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?
The holidays can be hard for kids in foster care. While many of us look forward to the holidays….shopping, comfort food, family traditions….this can be a reminder for kids in foster care that they are not with their parents and siblings. Try to be mindful that this can be a... Read More
Should Mom and Dad Live Alone?
Check Out the Warning Signs
With the holidays around the corner, Samaritas Senior Living lifestyle experts are asking Michiganders to use family gatherings to determine if mom or dad is fine to live alone. It’s a preventive measure to ensure that elderly family members and friends are not experiencing a physical and... Read More
Adopt-a-Grandparent Donation Drive
Samaritas Senior Living employees have big hearts for the residents they serve every day. Each year Samaritas Senior Living – Cadillac staff work to make Christmas extra special for residents by purchasing special gifts for residents who need additional compassion.   In 2021,... Read More

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* Important Notice *

Earlier this year, Samaritas was under investigation by the state for allegations of abuse in our emergency shelter in Grand Rapids. We opened this shelter 26 months earlier for children from Central America crossing the border fleeing from horrible condition; we were asked to take in Afghan youth when there was no other place for them to go after the crisis in Afghanistan occurred. We accepted 19 youth in response to this request and our long-term commitment to help youth to the greatest extent possible at the time of their greatest need. Samaritas was one of several similar emergency shelters across the country asked to take in these refugee youth.

Due to the severe level of trauma they had endured, many of them required intensive therapy and counseling. As a result of the growing concern we had for the depth and breadth of those needs of the youth and the safety of our team, we made the decision to work with our referring partners to move the youth to other programs where they could access the higher level of trauma-informed care, supervision, and medical attention that they required. Due to state and federal oversight of our programs, we are unable to share specific details of the investigation but we were cleared of any abuse allegations by the state and all youth were transferred to appropriate residential placements where they could receive the care they needed. Samaritas continues to be a state and federal leader in refugee resettlement, including refugee foster care.


Please Contact:
Joe DiBenedetto
Lambert & Co.
(516) 637-0597

Matt Friedman
Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications
(248) 762-1430